Dania Ramirez + Glam Belleza Latina

Dania Ramirez, a star of Lifetime’s Devious Maids, reveals her secrets to being a happy, confident, and beautiful mom in Glam Belleza Latina’s 2014 holiday issue, out now.

Dania Ramirez

Ramirez on growing up in the Dominican Republic until the age of 10…

“It was an amazing time in my life. We didn’t have a lot of money, and there was nothing to do but let your imagination go wild. We did simple things, like climbing trees and playing in the river. That upbringing has helped as an actress, actually. And then there’s the part of me who’s just a Dominican chick from Washington Heights.”


Ramirez on returning to work after giving birth to her twins…

“I began working again about two and a half weeks after I had them. Devious Maids went back to filming sooner than planned. When I got the news, I was in the hospital just crying, overwhelmed. But now I think it was really good for me. I didn’t have time to plan anything. It allowed me to be in the moment.”


Ramirez on getting back into shape after having twins…

“My character was not pregnant, so I had to make sure that I started looking close to how I did before the pregnancy. Maybe it’s because I played sports my whole life, but I’m used to following a schedule as far as my eating habits…. I stuck with mostly fruits and vegetables right after I gave birth. I wanted to get accustomed to eating really healthfully and to having smaller portions throughout the day. Also, I like to feel healthy. I know that when I’m looking better and I’m eating right, I also feel better.”


Ramirez on how her beauty routine has changed as a new mom…

“I have less time, but certain things remain the same. For instance, I still always take my makeup off, no matter how tired I am. The babies are teething and waking up at night, so I use my MAC wipes as a shortcut. In the mornings I try to find time to use my Clarisonic brush. Being able to really clean my pores has changed my skin completely…. I used to take the time to contour my skin perfectly, but now I just even it out quickly with foundation and then add a little bronzer on my cheeks.”

Leonisa Shapewear + Giveaway!

As women, we always strive to look our best on a daily basis. We could just be running out for coffee in the morning but if we aren’t happy with the way, let’s just say, our stomach looks in the t-shirt we have on – we can easily throw on a zip up and problem solved. But what about the times where we can’t throw on a comfy over sized sweater or a jacket to hide our problem areas? What about when we have a wedding to attend or a fancy corporate event and the dress you have been dreaming of wearing ends up accentuating those problem areas instead of smoothing them out?

That’s where Leonisa comes in.


Leonisa is an intimate apparel company that specializes in lingerie, swimwear & shapewear. With the help of shapewear you can put that little black dress you’ve been excited to wear on and be comfortable all night. Shapewear smoothes your curves and reduces your size while boosting your confidence. Here are some of the great shapewear options they offer:


Postpartum Panty  – $25

It reduces your waist and tummy in the most practical way. It has a front tummy panel in PowerSlimª and smooth elastic DuraFitª fabric with velcro sides to adapt to the reduction of your tummy for purposes of post-partum or post-surgical recovery. Elastic waistband and leg bands are covered for no panty lines. This innovative design defines your waist and flattens your tummy in the most effective way possible.


Slimless Braless Body Shaper  - $60

Staying true to your curves, it adjusts perfectly to your body and smoothes the waist, back, tummy, and hips. Magical seams serve to enhance your curves, especially in the rear – making it look rounder not flatter. Ultra-flat zipper makes it easy to put on and invisible under clothing. Outer layer in PowerSlim™ and a smooth DuraFit™ fabric on the inside for a soft and fresh feeling on the skin. Versatility to the max – comfy, multiway straps allow you to wear different tops or even hook them to your bra. Wear it after surgery or post-partum to protect and tighten your skin quicker.


High-Waisted Girdle – $35

Ring in the smooth curves with this exclusive panty shaper in high waist design that offers complete coverage and control of the tummy! Shed inches off the waist so you look slimmer, and defined. Special cuts and seams promote more curves and help lift the rear for a natural shape. Flexible front-boning and side-boning help define your waistline, and maintain good posture while providing a great fit.

Click HERE to check out all of the great items they offer! Some of my current favorites from them are these leggings & this bralette.

I have teamed up with Leonisa for a super sweet Giveaway of one of their most popular items -  the High Waist Slimming Clincher.


A quick-fix solution for a fabulous waistline! Most women’s biggest concern is their tummy. This waist cincher slims your waist, tummy and back in a matter of seconds. Wear with your favorite bra. Made of 2 layers: PowerSlim™ that offers reduction and a smooth elastic fabric that provides freshness and softness to the skin. It has front hooks with 3 positions to adjust to the level of compression you desire. Soft internal boning keeps it firmly in its place with no roll up.

Here are some results using this clincher:


To enter this Giveaway you must do the following:

1. Follow Pearls & Paris – this can be through WordPress, Twitter or Instagram.

2. Comment below & let me know what social media you follow on. You will get 1 entry for every network you follow and for extra entries, make sure to follow Leonisa on Instagram & Twitter.

To be eligible for the giveaway, you must be a resident of the Continental US.

This contest will end in 1 week! [ November 26, 2014 ]

Good Luck!!

Demi Lovato + Glam Belleza Latina


This was the year that Demi Lovato shifted her career into high gear. Gone was the chatter about the setbacks that surrounded her in 2010, when she checked into a treatment center for eating disorders. Instead the actress and singer, who is part Mexican, started to generate a new type of headline, one focused on her power to inspire a whole generation of young girls with both her advocacy and her music. Her fourth album, Demi, debuted on the top-10 list last year and led to her first solo world tour. If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, she wrote a New York Times best-selling book, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year; supports causes like gay rights and mental health reform; signed a spokesmodel contract with the makeup line NYC New York Color; and launched a hair-extension line and a skin care collection called Devonne by Demi. She opens up about self-confidence, her Latina identity, and her advocacy for mental health care in Glam Belleza Latina’s holiday issue on national newsstands now.


Lovato on inner beauty versus outer beauty…

“[You] can be the most beautiful woman in the world and see yourself as hideous. You must love yourself. To look in the mirror and tell yourself that you’re a rock star, you know?”


Lovato on her beauty routine…

“Everyone has their thing, and for me it’s my nails. It sounds silly, but if I go weeks without getting my nails done, I must find an hour to get a manicure. It just makes me feel better. So does taking care of my skin. As a kid I’d play with homemade recipes, like putting pineapple on my face to exfoliate my skin and doing facial steams with lavender or peppermint oils. I just loved doing stuff like that. It’s what motivated me to launch my skin care line.”


Lovato on how her Latin background impacted her body image…

“Growing up in America, I never really appreciated my culture. I knew what being Hispanic was, but I thought that since I didn’t look Hispanic, I was white…. I tried to conform to what everyone thinks is beautiful. But my genetics gave me a curvy figure, and I’ve come to understand that, in the Latina culture, that is beautiful.”


Lovato on how social media has affected her…

“I allowed social media to define what I thought of my body. And now I realize that no matter how thin you are, someone will call you fat. No matter how beautiful you are, someone will call you ugly. But you can’t spend your time worrying about that. You’re just not going to please the world.”


Lovato on advocating for mental health reform…

“It gets me outside of my head and gives me a sense of joy. I’m also very passionate about charity because it helps people who don’t have as loud of a voice as I do. Performing is my passion. But it’s not going to change the world. That’s why I give back.”

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